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Sciences Mentoring

The Faculty of Sciences Mentoring program runs throughout your first semester, and matches you with a current first year student who acts as your peer mentor.

Your mentor will assist you with your transition into our faculty throughout the first few weeks of the semester.

  • What is mentoring?
    Mission Statement
    Experienced Science students easing new students into Uni life through personal guidance, enrichment and peer mentoring.

    As part of our First Year Experience Program, you (and a small group of students) will be matched with two peer mentors who will talk you through what to expect in your first semester and give you opportunities to meet other students.

    Weekly mentoring sessions will provide you with opportunities to meet up with your peer mentors, and they will send you weekly emails to help you settle in to university life and address any questions you may have
  • What does a mentor do?

    Peer Mentors are fellow students who may also be studying the same courses as you. Your mentors can give you a great insight into what it's like being a student in our faculty and what to expect from your first semester of study. As a current student, your mentor, has recent experience transitioning to university.

    We encourage you to email your mentor if you have questions about student life or settling in to university and to draw on their experience.

    If you have specific course or program related questions you should always seek advice from your course coordinator, program coordinator or the Faculty office.

  • How do you take part?

    Step 1 – Enrol in mentoring

    All students should enrol in the course Science 1000 - Science Mentoring via Access Adelaide to have the mentoring sessions added to your timetable.

    Step 2 – Attend the first mentoring session

    The first mentoring session for Semester 1 will be held at 12 noon on Friday 3 March in Bonython Hall.

  • How can you connect with other students?

    The Faculty Welcome Session and Orientation will be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and connect with the faculty community. This session will be held in late July, exact dates and times will be available shortly.

    The Adelaide University Sciences Association (AUScA) is run by students for students and hosts regular social events to connect students and provide activities and information for science students.

    The International Student Centre hosts a morning tea every Friday morning from 10.30-11.30 am during teaching weeks, located on the Ground floor of the Old Classics Wing. It is a great place to meet other students make new friends and it's also a safe environment to practise your English. They provide coffee, biscuits, tea and cakes... join in any time!

    Joining a club is another way to meet new people who share similar interests on campus. Browse through The University of Adelaide's list of clubs and find one that suits you.

Peer Mentoring Leadership Program

The Faculty of Sciences recruits peer mentors for the Semesters 1 & 2 Peer Mentoring Programs. If you want to support new students to the uni by providing encouragement and advice? Then we want you!

Visit our science student ambassador page for more information.


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